Please use the following documents and timelines to assist in planning and completing your degree requirements.  As always, the Student Handbook should be consulted for more detailed information. Program Requirements can also be found here.

MA/PhD in Ethnomusicology                                                                                                                  

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·       For students who entered before Fall 2016

Degree Progress

MA

 

1st Year

·       Fall quarter: File the Foreign Language Declaration indicating the language to be used for MA and the means of satisfying requirement.

·       Remove any entrance deficiencies.

·       Pass language exam or make significant progress in language course work.

·       Take all core courses.

·       Take necessary steps to establish California residency, if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. See residence requirements.

2nd Year

·       Fall quarter: Submit proposal for comprehensive examination paper. Students can enroll in 596 or 597 to prepare the paper. Take 495A in preparation for a TA position.

·       Winter quarter: File Advancement to Candidacy form.

·       Spring quarter: Turn in comprehensive exam paper and take oral exam. Submit letter to department Chair requesting admission to the PhD program or indicating your desire to take a terminal MA

·       Finish coursework.

·       Finish language (if not already done).

Ph.D.

 

3rd Year
(or 1st year if entering with MA)

·       Fall quarter: File the Foreign Language Declaration used for the PhD and the means of satisfying requirement. File petition(s) for core seminars or world music/theory courses.

·       Spring quarter: Submit request for exams and exam committee, dissertation topic and doctoral committee. Apply to the Graduate Division for Research Mentorship Fellowship for Fourth Year. Begin looking for grants to support dissertation fieldwork/research.

·       Finish PhD coursework (may go into next Fall).

·       Pass second language or finish language courses.

4th Year
(or 2nd year if entering with MA)

·       Fall quarter: Apply for dissertation fieldwork grants.

·       Winter quarter: During a two-week period, take and hand in written exams; take Oral Qualifying exam with doctoral committee. You will be advanced to candidacy (ATC) the day the oral qualifying form is turned in to the Graduate Division and you will receive the CPhil. Submit abstract to present in the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series.

·       Finish coursework.

·       Pass second language or finish language courses. Petition as necessary (Note: The language requirement and all other requirements must be fulfilled, and the doctoral committee appointed, before the qualifying examinations period may begin.)

5th Year
(or 3rd year if entering with MA)

·       Submit a Leave of Absence form if necessary.

·       Fieldwork for dissertation.

·       Next-to-last year (Ideally fifth year) - Apply for the Dissertation Year Fellowship, to be awarded for your last year.

·       Submit abstract to present in the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series.

Last Year

·       Finish writing the dissertation.

·       Attend a dissertation meeting.

·       Take final oral examination with all committee members present and file dissertation.

MM in Performance

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Degree Progress

1st Year

·       Complete foreign language, if required.

·       Complete basic core seminars.

2nd Year

·       Submit recital program by November 15.

·       Set recital date as soon as program is approved.

·       Apply for DMA (if you wish) by December 1.

·       Submit proposed recital committee by February 15.

·       Submit Advancement to Candidacyform first week of Spring Quarter.

DMA in Performance

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Degree Progress

Note: if you completed the MM at UCLA, you will begin your doctoral studies with the “2nd Year” below.

1st Year

·       Submit recital program by November 15 or as soon as possible.

·       Set date for first-year recital as soon as program is approved.

·       Complete language requirement by end of Spring quarter.

2nd Year

·       Submit full proposal for Entrepreneurial Recital by November 15.

·       Submit form for Written Qualifying Exam by February 15.

·       Entrepreneurial Recital Winter or Spring Quarter.

·       Take Written Qualifying Examination by Week 4 of Spring Quarter.

·       Complete second language (if required) as soon as possible in second year.

3rd Year

·       Submit doctoral committee, topic proposal for the dissertation and final recital program in Fall quarter.

·       Set recital date after program approved.

·       Oral Qualifying Exam after committee and topic have been approved but at least three months before the recital.

·       Final Oral Exam (with lecture) soon after the recital.

·       File Dissertation after final recital and lecture have been passed, and corrections have been made in the dissertation.

MA/PhD in Music Composition

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Degree Progress

MA

1st Year

·       Pass deficiencies and language ASAP or end of the first year.

.       In consultation with faculty advisor, submit Declaration of Specialization form specifying composition or composition for visual media (2 or 3rd quarter).

2nd Year

·       Finish courses (3-5 quarters).

·       Submit description of proposed thesis composition and committee request when language and most of the coursework are done (typically: 4th or 5th quarter).

·       Write thesis when topic and committee are approved.

·       File Advancement to Candidacy by the 2nd week of the quarter in which you expect to get your degree (normally: 6th quarter).

·       Set up final oral 2-3 weeks before you plan to have it.

·       File thesis after your final oral is passed and the final copy of your thesis is ready (normally: 6th quarter).

PhD

Note: This chart is designed on the assumption that you got your MA at another school and are entering UCLA at the PhD level. If you received the MA from UCLA, you will File your Form I right after you file your MA thesis. It is assumed that you will plan ahead so that when you are ready for the next step, i.e. for the formation of the Guidance Committee, you will have already given it some thought and will be ready to proceed.

1st Year

·       Remove deficiencies ASAP or by the end of the first year.

·       Pass at least 1 language 1st year or ASAP.

·       File Form I by end of the first/year beginning of the 2nd provided 1 language has been completed with your Form I. You will need to submit all compositions you have completed since you entered UCLA, including sketches of major works in progress.

2nd Year

·       Finish classes and other language by 2nd (and 3rd if need be) years.

·       Request Guidance Committee when Form I has been approved and coursework is almost complete.

3rd Year

·       Take written qualifying exams when coursework is complete and your Guidance Committee feels you are ready.

·       Take Guidance Oral (departmental oral exam)* right after written exams are passed.

·       Submit dissertation proposal/abstract and doctoral committee request after Guidance Oral is passed, and you have completed your second language.

·       Take Oral Qualifying Exam (the first oral with your doctoral committee) after doctoral committee and dissertation topic are approved by your area and committee has been appointed by the Graduate Division.

·       Note: You will be advanced to candidacy and the Candidate in Philosophy degree will be awarded automatically after you pass your Oral Qualifying Examination, assuming that there are no holds on your record at the time.

4th Year

·       Write dissertation composition and monograph after Oral Qualifying is passed.

·       Set up final oral 2-3 weeks before you plan to have it.

·       File dissertation after final oral is passed and the final gorgeous copy is ready.

·       Note: Oral exams usually require at least 2-3 weeks’ notice to get everybody together.